To ensure that it is appropriately maintaining custody of evidence items and complying with POST recommendations, the Department should develop a process by September 2016 for the chief to review compliance with the monthly inspection requirement.
In addition to the policy provided in Exhibit 4, a copy of the checklist form developed by the Police Chief is provided as Exhibit 5.
The Police Chief has developed and is issuing a policy and procedure to set forth the process for reviewing compliance with the monthly inspection requirement.
The Department's policy for inspection of the evidence room provides for a monthly inspection of the evidence storage facility by the supervisor of the evidence custodian. However, the policy does not discuss a process for the chief to review compliance with the monthly inspection requirement.
The Police Chief is developing a process as recommended.
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